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Good quality timber for shutters is not cheap, but Woodlore MDF Shutters give you all of the benefits without the price tag. MDF is made from recycled wood fibres and resins which provides a composite material that performs better than wood in many respects. It is more stable than solid wood and withstands changes in temperature and humidity better.
Woodlore MDF Plantation Shutters are hand-crafted in our workshops in whichever style, colour, and frame design that you wish. They have an ultra-violet inhibitor finish to protect against fading from strong sunlight. They won’t warp, crack, or chip, and need virtually no maintenance: a quick once over with a duster and the occasional wipe with a damp cloth will suffice.
Every Woodlore MDF Plantation Shutter undergoes a series of quality checks at every stage of manufacturing. This ensures that your shutters will literally last a lifetime, and enables us to offer our Plantation Shutters plantation shutters lifetime limited warranty.
You can design your own Woodlore MDF Plantation Shutters by mixing and matching frame designs and panel colours to create shutters that are uniquely “you”. The choice of decorating possibilities with Woodlore MDF Plantation Shutters is virtually endless.
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Lifetime ABS Shutters are created using a thermoplastic polymer (ABS) which provides extreme toughness, impact resistance, and heat resistance.
Our Lifetime ABS Shutters can be produced in your choice of different panel designs, frame designs, and colours, together with hardware styles that will give your shutters a unique personality, creating a window effect that is as individual as you are.
Richmond® shutters are manufactured utilising the highest quality standards as all other Lifetime substrates but by using our in depth knowledge of the shutter manufacturing process we have developed a symbiotic combination of Woodlore® frames and BassWood panels to provide a great combination of value for money and quality.
The panels are manufactured in LifetimeShutters’ top grade, kiln dried and laminated BassWood which has the ideal mechanical properties and evenness of grain to ensure a consistency of finish, strength and rigidity. Being a lightweight wood it also provides a large amount of flexibility when it comes to designing your shutters as the weight naturally affects the expanse of window you can can cover without needing extra support.
These BassWood panels are manufactured using a finger jointing method unlike our standard BassWood panels. This allows off-cuts to be utilised which saves cost. Lifetime finger joints are made using the latest Weinig machinery which produces a market leading 5mm finger joint compared to 10-14mm finger joint that the majority of other shutter manufacturers utilise.
The frames are manufactured in Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) as per our Woodlore® range. MDF is very strong and has excellent dimensional stability. The MDF frames is finished in an extruded tough, and water resistant poly coating which is resistant to scuffing, staining, cracking, chipping and fading. The frames are engineered and made from 90 percent recovered and reclaimed wood fibre.
Although MDF is heavier than our hardwoods as the frames are fixed to the window the requirement for weight saving is not as great as it is for the panels.
There is nothing quite like the effect of traditional natural wood in the home. Our Sussex Wooden Shutters can be stained and polished like a piece of antique furniture and are also offered in a range of colours. They can be built to fit any type of window configuration and there is a wide choice of frame styles. Top and bottom rails can be hand-carved by our craftsmen, and you have a choice of handles and hinges from which to select.
Every shutter that we build is subject to ongoing quality control checks – 25 of them in all – at every stage of the manufacturing process. This ensures that when we install your shutters they will fit perfectly and that your windows will have a look that is uniquely yours.
Not only do our Sussex Wooden Shutters enhance the quality of your life and environment in which you live, you can be sure that they will continue to do so. They are built to last a lifetime.